Spontaneous Workshop – 18 January 2020

This Spontaneous Workshop is conducted in a “tournament like” environment – it is NOT a competition!

Each Team performs two spontaneous problems and watches another team perform two problems. Team members plus coaches (limit 2) can participate. Partial teams and substitute coaches are welcome to participate if necessary. Each team must provide a volunteer to help us make the workshop a success.  Coaches are encouraged to be the team volunteer.  

This is open to Division I, II, and III teams only.   Sorry – No Primary teams at this time.

Space is limited to 64 teams on a first come first served basis using online registration in advance.

Cost is $80 per team – Participating team will receive a Spontaneous Kit – FREE!

Click here for additional information and to register.

Coaches Training: 9 November 2019 at Liberty MS

Coaches Training will be held on 9 November 2019 at Liberty Middle School in Clifton, VA.  Check-in starts at 8:30 AM.  Training starts at 9:00 AM and will finish by 1:00 PM.  We will provide coffee, water and soda.  Registration fee is $25.00 for each coach and assistant coach.  No charge for school coordinators.

You can still attend, but you’ll need to pay at the door.

Region 9 – Introduction to Balsa Session

Coaches and Teams — Region 9 is holding an Introduction to Balsa Session. During this event they will provide coaches and teams information on the balsa problem, demonstrate the balsa crusher, and answer questions that team members may have. Click here for information.


What is Odyssey of the Mind?

New to Odyssey of the Mind, click here to watch 2018-2019 closing ceremony montage video on Youtube.  Odyssey of the Mind is meeting STEM and Common Core, and 21st Century Skills through Creative Problem Solving.  If your interested in starting the Odyssey of the Mind program at your school, Click here to access a wealth of information or contact our School Coordinator Liaison.

Welcome To Northern Virginia Odyssey

Northern Virginia Odyssey has five Regional Boundaries.  This website supports the Odyssey of the Mind program known as Region 12 – NoVA South.  We represent the lower part of Fairfax County and Prince William County.  See links below for other Northern Virginia regional websites.

Choose Odyssey of the Mind!

Do you know of someone participating in Destination Imagination?  If so, they might want to check out Odyssey of the Mind!  Visit Odyssey of the Mind website. 

Check out this summary of Odyssey of the Mind versus Destination Imagination

Consider Starting Odyssey at Your School!

Check out our Coordinators page for information on “What is Odyssey of the Mind?” and “Coordinating an Odyssey Program.”   Click here to see if you school already participates.

We can use your help with running the tournament!

Because you’re involved, we know you value the Odyssey of the Mind program.   We need your help in Region 12 to support the tournament.  If you value this program as much as we do, please contact us at rd@novasouth.org for information.